IT'S OFFICIAL: @[email protected] now natively speaks Matrix!! Read all about what it takes to add native Matrix support to a large existing chat app, and bask in the glow of a world where FOSS chat is increasingly FOSS, open & interoperable once more :D 🎉🥳🍾🌉🚀 https://matrix.org/blog/2020/12/07/gitter-now-speaks-matrix
@matrix No,Gitter does *not* natively speak Matrix.While your new bridge has become really nicely integrated,it's still only a bridge using a Synapse instance on the backend.I would have liked it to see the Gitter software becoming a full Matrix homeserver software.I prefer the look and feel and especially the performance of Gitter over that of Synapse and Element.It would have been a great opportunity to be able to run a own instance of the Gitter software that federates with the Matrix network.Now Gitter will completely die in favor of Synapse and Element.That's sad 😢
@nipos yes, you have to have a homeserver somewhere to speak Matrix. We could have embedded one into Gitter, or just have Synapse/Dendrite sitting alongside it. Using one sitting alongside is easier. Gitter isn't going to "completely die" at all; and if we fail to converge Element & Gitter's UI, then we'll keep the Gitter engine running. Meanwhile, anyone can continue to run their own Gitter, with their own homeserver is they want, whatever happens on Gitter.im.
@nipos Synapse's performance issues are way improved these days, as per https://matrix.org/blog/2020/11/03/how-we-fixed-synapses-scalability.
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